New Delhi: Former Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has been elected President of the party by winning a massive vote. For the first time in the last 22 years, a leader from outside the Gandhi family has become the President of the Congress. Earlier in the year 1996, Sitaram Kesari, a freedom fighter and senior Congress leader from Bihar became the president. Two years later, in the year 1998, he was humiliated and removed from this post. After this, the election for the post of Congress President was held in the year 2000, in which Sonia Gandhi was elected President. Since then, a member of the Gandhi family has been continuously becoming the president of the party. The biggest thing is that Mallikarjun Kharge got victory in the election for the post of President on October 17, but the possibility of remote control of the Congress President still remains.
Non-Gandhi family after 24 years
Let us tell you that after 22 years in the Congress, on 17 October 2022, voting was held for the election of the President of the party. For this, two leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor were hitting the ground in the field. Among these two leaders, Mallikarjun Kharge has been elected for the post of Congress President. After the result of this election between senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor, the Congress party got the president of a non-Gandhi family after 24 years. Mallikarjun Kharge is the current Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha since 2021. Prior to this, he served as the Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2019.
Sitaram Kesari was the President of Congress from 1996 to 1998
Let us tell you that Sitaram Kesari, a senior leader of Bihar Congress Congress, was the president of the party from the year 1996 to 1998. Sitaram Kesari, who took part in the freedom struggle at the age of just 13, went to jail several times between 1930 and 1942. In the year 1973, he was made the president of the Bihar unit of the Congress. After this he became the treasurer of Congress in the year 1980. In the year 1967, Sitaram Kesari was elected MP from Katihar Lok Sabha seat. After this, Kesari was elected a member of Rajya Sabha five times from 1971 to 2000. Gandhian thinker Sitaram Kesari was also a minister in the governments of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao.
The sycophants of the Gandhi family had opened Kesari's dhoti by closing it in the bathroom.
According to media reports, in the year 1996, when senior leader of Bihar Congress Sitaram Kesri became the president, the Gandhi family and their supporters did not like it. Ever since he became the president, the sycophants who did the Ganesh parikrama of the Congress family started tinkering. It is also discussed in the political circles that the sycophants of the Gandhi family left no stone unturned to humiliate him for removing Sitaram Kesari, who has long political experience, from the post of president. Even Sitaram Kesari was locked in the bathroom and opened the dhoti to make Sonia Gandhi the President of Congress.
When did the president of the non-Gandhi family become in Congress?
Let us tell you that after the independence of India, the Nehru-Gandhi family had established a kind of supremacy over the Congress. Seeing the condition of the Congress, after being assassinated in 1948, Mahatma Gandhi even said that the Congress should be dissolved. As far as becoming the president of the Congress from a non-Gandhi family is concerned, in the year 1960-63, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was made the president from a non-Gandhi family.
Devkant Barua was Congress President in Emergency
After this in 1964-67, K. Kamaraj and in the year 1968-69 S. Nijalingappa was made the head of the non-Gandhi family. After this, between 1970-71, Jagjivan Ram, a veteran Congress leader of Bihar, popularly known as 'Babuji' in Indian politics, was made the President of Congress. After Babu Jagjivan Ram, in the year 1972-74 Shankar Dayal Sharma was elected the President of Congress. However, he also became the President of the country. After Babu Jagjivan Ram, Devkanta Barua of Assam was made the President of the Congress, who was the President of the Congress during the Emergency.